Week 2 Thursday Injury Report: Yetur Gross-Matos enters concussion protocol

Yetur Gross-Matos

CHARLOTTE — Rookie defensive end Yetur Gross-Matos (concussion) did not participate in Thursday's practice after he was limited on Wednesday.

Head coach Matt Rhule said Gross-Matos was hit in the eye during a one-on-one pass rushing drill on Wednesday. His concussion symptoms then developed later.

Gross-Matos is the second major contributor across the defensive line to miss a practice this week, joining defensive tackle Kawann Short (foot). Short was as a limited participant on Thursday's injury report, an upgrade after not participating Wednesday. With Gross-Matoss unlikely to play at Tampa Bay this weekend, and Short's status in question, Carolina's defensive line depth will be tested.

"We're going to have to just work around it," Rhule said. "Have a lot of confidence in Zach Kerr. Bravvion Roy, we thought, played really well this past game. And then Efe Obada will give us some flexibility, both as a defensive tackle and as a defensive end."

Left guard Dennis Daley (ankle) remains sidelined and is not expected to play this week.

You can check out the full injury report by clicking here.

View practice photos from inside the Atrium Health Dome as the Panthers prepare to take on the Buccaneers in Week 2.

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